Monika Jetzin

General Manager

Monika Jetzin has been the head of SJT Trivent for over 25 years. She is a PR advisor and a professional conference organizer dealing with international event management – both academic and non-academic for EU-sponsored events. She managed events in locations are diverse as the European Union, the USA, Montenegro, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Russia, Indonesia, Seychelles, Armenia, Jordan, Turkey, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, China, Tajikistan, the Philippines. She is a member of the Hungarian Association of Event Organizers and the Hungarian Hydrological Society.

Teodora C. Artimon


Head of the Trivent Medieval Imprint;

Teodora C. Artimon received her PhD in Medieval Studies from the Central European University in Budapest in 2015. She dealt with the myth-making processes in the fifteenth and the sixteenth centuries. Her primary research interests are the history of the medieval imaginary and otherness, medievalism and the different understandings of the Middle Ages in the twentieth and the twenty-first centuries. Apart from her academic career, she has been working with Trivent for over 10 years in event management and PR.



Andreas Wilmes

Editor-in-Chief, Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence

Head of the Trivent Conflict & Violence Imprint

Andreas Wilmes received his PhD in philosophy from the Université Paris-Descartes (France). His doctoral studies dealt with the epistemological issues raised by the phenomenon of serial murder in respect to criminal investigation and forensic psychiatry. He is currently affiliated with the Centre de Recherche sur les Liens Sociaux (CERLIS, Université Paris-Descartes, France), and is a Philosophy Lecturer at the West University of Timisoara. Andreas Wilmes is member of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion (COV&R) and of the Romanian Center for Penitentiary Studies (CRSP). Along with Joan-Antoine Mallet, he published the edited volume Figures Philosophiques du Conflit (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2017). In the last few years, he wrote papers on René Girard’s mimetic theory, Hegelianism and the philosophical issues raised by the concept of psychopathy.


Anto Čartolovni

Head of the Trivent Ethics in Science & Technology Imprint

Anto Čartolovni, Assistant Professor at the Catholic University of Croatia, received his Ph.D. in Bioethics from the Institute for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Catholic University Sacred Heart (Rome-Italy). His main research areas are Ethics of emerging technologies (AI, Big data), Philosophy of technology, Bioethics, Neuroethics and Philosophy of medicine. In the last few years, he published extensively on different topics regarding bioethics, ethics of neuroethologies, genome editing, etc. He is currently involved in several international and national projects and has been deeply involved as an ethics expert in several organizations and as a member of ethical committees and IRB boards.


Karl Christian Alvestad

Series editor, Medievalism

Karl Christian Alvestad has since August 2018 been an Associate Professor in Social Studies at the Department of Culture, Religion and Social Studies, University of South-East Norway. He completed his PhD in History at the University of Winchester, UK, in 2016. His thesis Kings, Heroes and Ships: the use of historical characters in nineteenth- and twentieth-century perceptions of the early medieval Scandinavian past looked at the use of Viking Age history in the development of Norwegian national identity in the nineteenth and twentieth century. His research focuses on the role of medievalism in political and popular culture in Scandinavia, early medieval political culture in Norway, and the cult of St Olaf. Among Karl Christian’s most recent work is a chapter on the Norwegian artist Gustav Vigeland’s relationship with the neo-gothic, and the overview of Norwegian medievalism before 1940. 

Selusi Ambrogio

Series editor, Chinese Studies


Fabrizio Conti

Series editor, Advances in the History of Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion

Fabrizio Conti, (PhD, CEU, 2011) teaches courses in Medieval History, Renaissance Studies, and Western Civilization at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. He is the author of Witchcraft, Superstition, and Observant Franciscan Preachers: Pastoral Approach and Intellectual Debate in Renaissance Milan (Brepols, 2015).


Andrei Constantinescu

Series editor, Advances in Cell Signaling and Diseases

Andrei Constantinescu earned his PhD in 2014 at the University of Strasbourg, France, in the field of Cellular and Molecular Biology with the thesis entitled Study of Interactions Between Endocrine and Exocrine Pancreas Mediated by Microparticles in Cystic Fibrosis: Impact of Infections and Immunosuppressive drugs. His research to shed light on the poorly-known mechanisms of communication between exocrine and endocrine pancreas, which are essential for the organ functionality and could stand as a crossroad towards the progress of cystic fibrosis-related diabetes. Andrei revealed a new concept of interactions between exocrine and endocrine pancreas mediated by exocrine cell-derived microparticles, as scaffold for pancreatic dysfunction in cystic fibrosis. The related results were published as distinct articles in ISI-indexed journals.

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Mihai Dragnea

Series editor, Barbarian Conversion in the Medieval Baltic and Beyond (c. 900-1400)

Mihai Dragnea defended his PhD dissertation at the "Nicolae Iorga" Institute of History in Bucharest (Romanian Academy). The thesis entitled Mission and Crusade in the Wendish Territory, 12th Century was published in Romanian in 2019. Mihai’s research interests concern the relations between Germans and Wends during the High Middle Ages, focusing especially on crusading and conversion. Currently, he is the President of the Balkan History Association (BHA) and Editor-in-Chief of Hiperboreea, an online academic journal published biannually by the BHA. In 2015, he received a short term research mobility for PhD at the Institute of Medieval Studies from the School of History, University of Leeds (UK). Since 2019, he has been a contributor for Romania for the International Medieval Bibliography (IMB) and the International Bibliography of Humanism and the Renaissance, published by Brepols and coordinated by the Institute for Medieval Studies (University of Leeds). Mihai is a member of the Romanian Association of Slavic Studies and of the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East. Between 2018 and 2019, he received a short-term postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of History and Archaeology (University of Tartu), funded by the Romanian Cultural Institute, with the project How to Justify a Crusade. The Conquest of the Region East of the Elbe and New Crusade Rhetoric in the Twelfth Century.

George Dunn

Series editor, Polemos kai Stasis – Philosophy and Violence


Bianca Fileborn

Series editor, Gender-Based Violence

Dr. Bianca Fileborn is a Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia. Dr Fileborn’s work is broadly concerned with examining assemblages of sexual violence, space/place, culture and identity, and informal and innovative justice responses to violence. Her recent projects include: an exploration of sexual violence at Australian music festivals (with Dr Phillip Wadds); service providers’ perspectives on young LGBTQ+ people’s involvement in domestic and family violence (with A/Prof Angela Dwyer, and A/Prof Matthew Ball); and an examination of innovative justice responses to street-based harassment. Bianca has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections. Her work has been published in leading academic journals, such as The British Journal of Criminology, Violence Against Women, The Journal of Sex Research, and Archives of Sexual Behavior. She is the author of Reclaiming the Night-Time Economy: Unwanted Sexual Attention in Pubs and Clubs, and co-editor of the forthcoming edited collection #MeToo and the Politics of Social Change (with Dr Rachel Loney-Howes), published with Palgrave Macmillan. She is also a frequent media commentator, and writes regularly for outlets such as The Conversation.

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Gerhard Jaritz

Series editor, History and Art

Gerhard Jaritz has been a professor at the Department of Medieval Studies of Central European University (Budapest) since 1993. He was a senior research fellow at the Institut für Realienkunde des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (presently part of the University of Salzburg) in Krems between 1973 and 2014. He was a lecturer in the history of medieval material culture at the University of Graz between 1978 and 2002. He was also a guest lecturer at the University of Vienna, the University of Salzburg, the University of Zürich, the University of Sofia, and the University of Copenhagen where he was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2004. His fields of interest include history of everyday life, history of visual culture and gender history.

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Anna Lampadaridi

Series editor, Sylloge – Library of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies

Holding a scholarship by the Greek State Scholarship Foundation (IKY), I completed my PhD on Byzantine Literature at the University Paris Sorbonne – Paris IV in 2011. Since my doctorate, my research focuses on Late Antique and Byzantine Hagiography. My PhD thesis on the Life of Porphyry of Gaza (BHG 1570), resulted in a monograph published by the Société des Bollandistes (Brussels) in 2016. I am currently working on Hagiography and cultural transfers between the West and the East, dealing with Latin hagiography translated into Greek and Italo-Greek hagiography, as well as their reception through Byzantine liturgy. In Paris, I am an associate member of the UMR Orient et Méditerranée (UMR 8167/Monde byzantin), a member of the editorial board of the Revue des études byzantines, as well as of the Comité français d’études byzantines (CFEB) and the Institut français d’études byzantines (IFEB).

Rachel Loney-Howes

Series editor, Gender-Based Violence

Dr Rachel Loney-Howes is a lecturer in Criminology, in the School of Health and Society at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Her work explores the use of digital media for anti-sexual violence activism, including mapping the digital footprint of the #MeToo movement in collaboration with other leading international scholars. She is the recent recipient of a Criminology Research Council Grant with Associate Professors Georgina Heydon and Nicola Henry exploring the use of alternative reporting options for victim-survivors of sexual assault in Australia. Alongside Dr Bianca Fileborn, she is the co-editor of the collected edition #MeToo and the Politics of Social Change. She is also the author of the book Online anti-rape activism: Exploring the politics of the personal in the age of digital media forthcoming 2020.

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Claudiu Mesaroș

Series editor, Communication and Philosophy

Claudiu Mesaroș is assistant professor and doctoral advisor at the Philosophy and Communication Sciences Department – West University of Timişoara, Romania. He teaches the History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, the Philosophy of Aristotle, Introduction to Imagology, Philosophy as a Way of Life. He is a member of the International Society for Universal Dialogue, the Kant Society in Romania, the Romanian Philosophical Association, the International Society Toma d’Aquino - Romanian branch, the Romanian Association for Religious Studies, and the Romanian Association of Educators in Journalism and Communication. He authored and edited several books: Filosofia ca act de rescriere. Studii de istoriografie filosofică (Philosophy as an act of re-writing); Filosofia Sfântului Gerard de Cenad în context cultural și biografic (The philosophy of Saint Gerard of Cenad in the cultural and biographical context); Knowledge Communication: Transparency, Democracy, Global Governance; Filosofii cerului. O introducere critică în filosofia medievală (“The Philosophers of the Sky. A Critical introduction in Mediaeval Philosophy”); Pierre Abelard: Commentaries in Porphyry. On Universals, with corresponding fragments from Porphyry, Boethius and John of Salisbury.


Mihail Mitrea

Series editor, Sylloge – Library of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies

Mihail Mitrea is Marie Skłodowska-Curie research fellow in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at Newcastle University. He received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh (2018) with a thesis on the hagiographic works of Philotheos Kokkinos, which he is currently reworking into a monograph. He has held several fellowships awarded by prestigious research institutions such as the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation (2014–2015) and Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington D.C., Trustees for Harvard University (2016–2017). Mihail’s editorial work includes Tradition and Transformation: Dissent and Consent in the Mediterranean (Kiel: Solivagus Verlag, 2016, review here). His research interests focus on late-Byzantine literature, hagiography, epistolography, theology, as well as Greek palaeography and textual criticism. For more details on his research, please visit his institutional profile and Mihail welcomes proposals and queries related to Sylloge – Library of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies series at


Bálint Németh

Series editor, Engineering and Industry

Bálint Németh received his MSc and Ph.D. degrees from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and is now a senior lecturer and the Head of the High Voltage Laboratory at the same university. He is also working on behalf of the National Power Line Ltd. in Hungary as a developmental adviser. His main research fields are high voltage techniques, diagnostics, live working, lightning protection, and asset management. He has more than 70 SUBJECT MATTERS and is a member of several CIGRE WGs, as well as CIGRE SC A2 and IEC TC 78.

Emma Nottingham

Series editor, Paediatric Bioethics

Assya Pascalev

Series editor, Perspectives in Bioethics

Assya Pascalev, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at Howard University, Washington, DC, USA. She is Founding Director and Senior Research Scholar at the Bulgarian Center for Bioethics. Assya Pascalev is a native of Sofia, Bulgaria. She has a Ph.D. in Applied Philosophy from Bowling Green State University, USA, and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria. She is a research associate at Georgetown University Medical Center and a member of the Medical Academy of Washington, DC. Assya Pascalev conducts research in the field of biomedical ethics, applied and professional ethics, ethical theory and applied philosophy. She has published extensively on end of life ethics, the ethics of biotechnology, food ethics and the ethics of human subject research.

Lajos Rácz

Series editor, Environmental History in Central-Eastern Europe

Lajos Rácz is professor of the Szeged University (Hungary) and his research area are the climate and environmental history. He pursued studies at the École des Hautes Études en Science Sociales in Paris, where Bernard Lepetit and Jean-Yves Grenier directed his researches. In the 1990s, Lajos Rácz received several times scholarships at the Historical Institute of Bern University where he worked under the direction of Christian Pfister. Rácz performed climate history researches at the Masaryk University (Brno) together with Rudolf Brázdil and Petr Dobrovolny. In 2003 and 2004 he received a scholarship at the Netherland Institute for Advanced Studies with the support of Petra van Dam. In 2010 and 2011, Rácz was researching in Munich at the Rachel Carson Center, with Christof Mauch’s support. Lajos Rácz specialized in the climate history of the Carpathian Basin during the Early Modern and Modern Times. He reconstructed the climate history of Hungary based on documentary sources. Rácz also researches the environmental crises of the Carpathian Basin. He obtained his PhD title in 1995 and the title of doctor of Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2004. Rácz was the founding member of the European Society for Environmental History (2001) and the International Society for Historical Climatology (2012), and he was the regional representative of ESEH between 2001 and 2009.

Anastasija Ropa

Series editor, Rewriting Equestrian History

Anastasija Ropa holds a doctoral degree from Bangor University (North Wales), for a study in medieval and modern Arthurian literature. She has published several articles on medieval and modern Arthurian literature, focusing on its historical and artistic aspects. Anastasija is a member of the British Branch of the International Arthurian Society and of the Centre for Arthurian Studies. She is currently employed as guest lecturer at the Latvian Academy of Sport Education. Anastasija’s most recent research explores medieval equestrianism in English and French literary sources and documents, and she has been one of the organizers of sessions on medieval equestrianism at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds since 2016.

Michelle Sauer

Series editor, Gender in the Middle Ages


Kristin Skottki

Series editor, Barbarian Conversion in the Medieval Baltic and Beyond (c. 900-1400)

Kristin Skottki is a Junior Professor of Medieval History, working at the University of Bayreuth (Germany) since 2016. Prior to that, she worked as a research assistant in Church History at the Theological Faculty at Rostock University. Her thesis was published with Waxmann under the title Christen, Muslime und der Erste Kreuzzug. Die Macht der Beschreibung in der mittelalterlichen und modernen Historiographie in 2015. She has published one other monograph so far (Denn die Toten sind unvergessen. Zu den Grabmälern der Marienkirche zu Rostock from 2010), co-edited two volumes (Sprechen, Schreiben, Handeln. Interdisziplinäre Beiträge zur Performativität mittelalterlicher Texte from 2017 and Verknüpfungen des neuen Glaubens. Die Rostocker Reformationsgeschichte in ihren translokalen Bezügen, forthcoming) and is also co-editor of the book series Transcultural Medieval Studies (Brepols). Her current research focuses on late medieval piety and Jewish-Christian relations, crusader medievalism and Intersectionality and Global History as approaches to past and present historiographies.

Janos I. Toth

Series editor, Medicine, Biology, Ethics and Bioethics

János I. Tóth (PhD, dr. habil) is an associate professor at the Department of Philosophy, University of Szeged (Hungary). His main research areas are environmental philosophy, social philosophy, bioethics. He is the author of over 90 publications. His major books include Game Theory and Society (1997), Chapters from Environmental Philosophy (2007), Game Theory with Social Philosophical Applications (2010), Environmental Ethics (2015).


Mónica A. Walker Vadillo

Series editor, History and Art

Mónica A. Walker Vadillo obtained her Ph.D. cum laude in the History of Art from Complutense University in Madrid in 2013. She also holds two additional Masters in Medieval Studies from the Central European University in Budapest (Hungary), and the History of Art from the University of Florida in Gainesville (U.S.A.). Her research interests are connected not only with the study of gender, animals, and medieval manuscripts, but also with the study of medievalism in popular visual culture. She has presented the outcome of her research in numerous national and international congresses and she has been invited to give public conferences in Madrid (Spain), Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) and Louisville (Kentucky, U.S.A.). In addition, she has published extensively in peer reviewed journals and edited collections. Furthermore, she has already published a monograph title Bathsheba in Late Medieval Manuscript Illumination: Innocent Object of Desire or Agent of Sin? Since 2009, she has been an active member of the Medieval Animal Data-Network (MAD), organizing two of their international meetings and being involved as one of the editors in the publication of the proceedings of these meetings. She is also the co-editor of the academic blog of MAD ( and their social media strategist.

M. Blake Wilson

Series editor, Criminal Justice and Philosophy

M. Blake Wilson is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at California State University, Stanislaus, where he teaches courses in law and society, jurisprudence, and the theory of punishment. An attorney licensed to practice law in California and New York, Blake has extensive experience working within (and occasionally against) the institutions responsible for defining, investigating, prosecuting, and punishing crime. His upcoming book on Trivent, A Philosophy of Criminal Justice, explores solutions and alternatives to many of the current controversies in criminal justice such as mass incarceration and overcriminalization. In addition to his work in law, philosophy, and political theory, he enjoys cross-pollinating these fields of study with his interests in music, science fiction, and film.

Luciana de F. C. de M. ZISCHLER

Series editor, Advances in Cell Signaling and Diseases

Luciana Zischler holds a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Parana (1998) and a Masters in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the Federal University of Paraná (2000). She has a PhD in Health Sciences from PUC-PR (2016) and performed a one-year collaboration (funded by CAPES) at Dr. Olivier Micheau Laboratory at the University of Burgundy, Dijon, France - Inserm U866. Luciana has experience in conducting research projects on apoptosis, TRAIL signaling, Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and ubiquitination. Today, she is active in the investigation of the role of the ubiquitin-proteasome system in the resistance to cell death in neuroblastoma. From 2001 to 2019, she was an Adjunct Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná. She has experience in Cell Biology and Embryology, working mainly in the following subjects: cellular biology, developmental biology, tumor biology, apoptosis, ubiquitin-proteasome system.


Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky

Project, Series editor, Picturing the Middle Ages and Early Modernity

Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky functions as a project editor and series editor at Trivent Publishing. She has also received a Joint Excellence in Science and Humanities Research Fellowship from the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, in collaboration with Universität Salzburg, Institut für Realienkunde des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit. Starting with September 2018, she is a researcher at the Universita Ca'Foscari, Venice, Italy, as a recipient of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions-Individual Fellowship (IF), financed by the European Commission, Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2014- 2020. She received her PhD magna cum laude in Medieval Studies from the Central European University in Budapest in 2016. Her doctoral dissertation-Between Mary and Christ: Depicting Cross-Dressed Saints in the Middle Ages (c. 1200-1600) - explored the iconographic development of cross-dressed saints in relation to their cult in Western Europe. She also holds a Masters Degree in Medieval Studies from the Central European University, Budapest. In 2016-2017 she functioned as an Assistant Professor at the American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, where she has been teaching academic writing (First Year Seminar) and art courses (Women in Art and Literature). Her research interests lie in the areas of signs and symbols of images, women in art and literature, women and gender in the Middle Ages. Currently, she is investigating the transition of Marian Apocryphal depictions from hagiographic collections to church space with particular emphasis on France (also Western Europe).


Andrew Keltner

Andrew studied Political Science, Religious Studies, and Latin American Studies, earning his BUS from the University of New Mexico (USA). He is currently finishing his MA in Philosophy. He has worked as a copy-editor for the Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence and the Institut de Practiques Philosophiques in Paris, France.

Christopher Mielke

Christopher Mielke is currently an advanced doctoral student at the Department of Medieval Studies at the Central European University in Budapest where he is working on his dissertation entitled “Every hyacinth the garden wears: the archaeology of medieval queenship in Hungary, 1000-1395”. This will be a study of the material culture and space of the Hungarian queens of the Árpádian and Angevin dynasties utilizing historical, archaeological, and art historical data. Prior to coming to CEU, he had received an MA in History from the University of Maryland-College Park in 2010, and an MA in Medieval Archaeology from the University of Reading in 2011. Since 2012 he has also been one of the organizers and lead correspondents for CEU Medieval Radio ( and has interviewed over sixty guests on the bi-weekly program “Past Perfect!”

Joseph Sherren

Joseph Sherren received his MA in Art History from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. In Fall, 2015 he successfully defended his graduate thesis entitled “Discovering a New Identity: Influences of the German Avant-Garde on Transatlantic Modernists from the United States.” He specializes in transcultural visual arts. He was a contributing writer to the Art History Graduate Research Symposium in Spring, 2015 with a submission entitled “Ottoman Coffee and Arts: Expressions of Homoeroticism and the Homosocial Space in the Middle Period of the Ottoman Empire.” Prior to this, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Mount St. Mary’s University in 2010 and continued with two years of post-baccalaureate studies in art history at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is currently employed with Historic Annapolis, a non-profit historical organization based in Annapolis, Maryland. He assists with collection management, facilitates loans, and conducts research on objects both in and considered for the collection.